Charlie’s MonumentAdults scorned him, school children jeered him, yet Charlie was determined that his life would amount to something, that he would have not lived in vain. Born with only one arm, a twisted back, and badly deformed legs, and orphaned while still a boy, Charlie also carried with him the legacy of his resolute mother: 'You can do anything you want if you want it badly enough.'Charlie's will to live--and to live largely--will eventually win him the respect of his peers, the gratitude of his town, and even the love of a very special woman who is able to look beyond his deformities into his noble heart.Published originally in 1976, Charlie's Monument is a much-loved story that has endured to be embraced by succeeding generations of new readers.Gabriel's WellWhen a mysterious geologist stumbles in out of the rain with tales of hidden oil deposits on the outskirts of town, Cluvarous Jones and his family will never be the same. Set on the boom-or-bust frontier at the turn of the century, this is a timeless tale of greed, sedition and one man's courageous refusal to compromise his word, told through the eyes of his not-so-constant son.Clue's father is a well-respected banker and keeper of the land records, but when he refuses to confiscate the oil-rich property from a couple of Indians, the specter of vast wealth is enough to incite revolt among the townspeople. Before long, Clue's home is in flames, his mother lies wounded in the street, and he and his sister are sent to live in the hills with the mysterious Indians who are at the heart of the problem, Gabriel and Keziah Jane. There are more than enough delightful plot twists to keep you on your toes, but at its heart, this is a book about the triumph of life over materialism.The Shadow TakerWhen a young and aggressive businessmnan's jeep breaks down in the middle of the San Juan slickrock desert in Southeastern Utah, he meets an old man who gives him water and feeds him, an old man he has never before seen. But the old man, whose face is somehow hidden in darkness, seems to know all about him -- and he also claims to have been given the businessman's shadow. But what does that mean? Why can't the businesssman see the old man's face? And who could the old man be, that he has so much private information about the businessman's past?The WindwalkerA choice novel that combines a fine little story with a few lessons for making life more meaningful. The story revolves around a Native American family that has left behind the grandfather to die, at his request. When he doesn't, he follows after the family trying to catch up. Blind, deaf, weak, and alone, he learns along the way what usefulness he might still have for his loved ones.